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FPL Gameweek 38 Scout Picks: Spurs triple-up but no Salah or De Bruyne

We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 38 ahead of Sunday’s deadline.

The final selection is partly based on the Scout Squad consensus picks but midweek minutes, budget and updates from the pre-match press conferences are all factored in, too.

We line up in a 4-4-2 formation this week and, as ever, are limited to £83.5m for our first XI.

Our four substitutes, meanwhile, are always cherry-picked from the cheaper crop of players, not to serve as bench fodder or to make the budget up to £100m but rather to give some alternative, viable options who don’t cost as much as some of the names in our line-up.

GOALKEEPER

It was a fight between Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) and David Raya (£4.3m) for Scout Picks duties this week but with Leeds United probably needing to score at least once in Gameweek 38, we’ve shied away from the budget Brentford man. We’ve instead sided with Schmeichel, who will be facing a sorry Southampton side who have scored just eight goals in their last 11 matches – no team has found the net on fewer occasions in that time. Schmeichel is also averaging 6.3 points per match in his last six home fixtures. In case you’re worried about end-of-season benchings, Brendan Rodgers has already confirmed that Schmeichel starts on Sunday.

DEFENDERS

Rests and rotation, Reece James in midfield and Maddison's form: FPL notes

Rotation is very much a concern with our first defensive pick. Chelsea sewed up third place on Thursday with a draw against Leicester, with the suggestion being that Thomas Tuchel may turn to many of his fringe players for the dead rubber against Watford. Reece James (£6.4m) subsequently carries an asterisk next to his name but in the absence of any concrete team news from west London, we prefer to focus on the upside. And what an upside: Watford have scored only 10 goals in Roy Hodgson’s 17 matches in charge, while they have also allowed more chances and crosses from their left flank than any other team in that time.

 

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2,759 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dr. Jepsen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Richarlison -> Toney for free or Kane for a -4?

  2. adamward7
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    10 points behind in ML thinking either

    Looking at a -4
    A) Salah & wedghurst - mane and Toney
    B) Salah & wedghurst - Dias and vardy
    C) Salah & wedghurt - Kane and Barnes

    Current team
    Pickford
    Cancelo matip dier alonso white
    Son salah mount foden
    Nkeitiah

    Subs
    Gordon wedghurst king

    Main rival has Dias and Toney so so not sure on those moves, any suggestions?

  3. GioTira
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Vardy or Toney (or other) for a -4
      Or risk Richarlison?

      No other sub

    • Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Leading by 19, need help to win

      Me
      Ramsdale
      Robertson Matip Cancelo Laporte James
      KDB Son Saka Jota (Coutinho)
      Richarlison (Nketiah) (Mateta)

      Opponent
      Schmeichel
      Taa Matip Cancelo Laporte (Schar)
      Salah Mount Saka Coutinho (KDH)
      Kane Broja (Weghorst)

      Will you do

      A. Richarlison and Coutinho to Toney and Mount for -4, bench Laporte

      B. Richarlison KDB and Jota to Kane (c) Mount and Maddison for -8

      Second options blocks Kane (c) for an extra -4

    • thirddimension
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      My plan is Salah > Mount and Weghorst > Kane for -4 and bench Coutinho.

      If we hear Salah starts should I just do Coutinho > Mount?

    • SJP08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Will Havertz start?

    • JoBro
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Schmeichel (SOU)

      OR

      Mendy (WAT)

    • unsullied11
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      this for Free Hit?
      Ramsdale
      cancelo sessegnon matip
      son diaz mount foden
      kane vardy nketiah

    • OliveOyl
        1 month, 3 days ago

        A. Bowen and Mount
        B. Bowen and Diaz
        C. Maddison and Diaz

        Which combination, please? Thanks.

      • Brewstercat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Help!

        A) Mane and Alonso
        B) Diaz and Vardy

      • Marvel FC
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I am first in my league with 54 points difference from the second one and i have TC left for the last gamesweek .
          My team :
          GK : Schmeichel - Krul
          DF : Cash - Alonso - Cancelo - Matip - Tavares
          MF : Saka - Mount - KDB - Son - Gordon
          FW : Watkins - Richarlison - Pukki

          I will TC : Son

          Any suggestions ?
          KDB for Kane
          Richarlison for Bernardo
          Watkins for Towney

          Any other , attacking , suggestions ?

          Help !!!

          Thank you

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Salah, Fofana, KDH --> James, Havertz, Maddison

          Worth -8?

          1. Marvel FC
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Salah won't play. This is what Klopp said.
              So Maddison or Son.

              1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Have Son

          2. mranonymous
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            1) Watkins > Toney

            or

            2) Cash > Sessegnon

          3. It'd be Rudi not to...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Pick 1 to play

            A) Holgate
            B) Weghorst
            C) Bruno G (-4)

          4. Humpero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Please help decision paralysis:

            A - Robbo James Sessignon (Guehi) (Tsmikas)

            This one means other sub is Geldhart.

            OR

            B - Alonso James Matip (Sessignon) (Tsmikas)

            This one means other sub is Nketiah.

          5. skipunk
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Schmike

              Cancelo - TAA - Alonso -Laporte

              Son - Havertz - Mount - Kulu - Gordon

              Nketia

              Foster - Pukki - Watkins - Cash

              Triple captain on Son...2.2 in the bank...anything worth a -4? Feeling a bit Chelsea heavy and worried about the lack of City and Liverpool attack.

            • CBS
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Pls help! Richarlison to Jesus or Tony?

              1. estheblessed
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Tony

            • estheblessed
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              My league opponent will almost certainly captain son... Is it right to be captaining KDB in that case? I'm chasing by 20 points!

            • Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              White expected to start today?

            • Norco
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Start Schmeichel or Dubravka?